There are two types of permits issued for take under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
- ESA Section 10(a)(1)(A) Permits for scientific research or to enhance the propagation and survival of the species, and
- ESA Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for taking species incidental to (not the purpose of) an otherwise lawful activity.
Below is a selection of ESA applications and permits. This is not a comprehensive list, but represents some of the more frequently requested. Also available for review are:
Applications are announced with a notice in the Federal Register. You may submit comments on permit applications during the official public comment period listed in the notice.
ESA Section 10(a)(1)(A) Permits and Applications
Only select permits and applications are posted on the website; there are no ESA Section 10(a)(1)(A) applications posted at this time. However, permits and applications for endangered or threatened marine mammals are available on the MMPA Permit and Application Review page.
|Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Scientific Research of Sea Turtles in the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico|
|Draft PEA [pdf] [1.8 MB]|
|Notice of Availability [pdf] (73 FR 2223, January 14, 2008)|
|Permit Holder/ Applicant||File Number||Application||Status||Permit|
Application (Dec 2013)
North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for Atlantic sturgeon
Application (Jan 2014)
Application (June 2013)
|Georgia Department of Natural Resources for sturgeon
*Federal Register notice of issuance
*Federal Register notice of receipt
|16645||GADNR Application [pdf]||issued- active||Permit 16645 [pdf]|
North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for sea turtles
2012 Revised Application
2011 NCDMF Application
|Dr. David N. Hata,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for sea turtles
*Federal Register notice
|15338||VA Tech Application [pdf]||in review||-|
|North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for sea turtles||1603||NCDMF Application [pdf]||not issued||n/a|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute for sea turtles||1529||VA Tech Application [pdf]||issued- active||Permit 1529 [pdf]|
|North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for sea turtles||1528||NCDMF Application [pdf]||issued- active||Permit 1528 [pdf]|
|Dr. Anne Rudloe, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, Inc. for sea turtles||1417||GSML Application [pdf]||issued- active||Permit 1417 [pdf]|
|State of Hawaii for sea turtles||1357||Hawaii Application [pdf]||withdrawn||n/a|
Updated: July 31, 2014